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March 19, 2013


University of Minnesota American studies Associate Professor Brenda Child will deliver a lecture titled “The American Indian Boarding School Generations” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the University Center Theater at The University of Montana.

Child also will present a lecture titled “Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community” at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in in Bonnie Heavy Runner Gathering Place of The Payne Family Native American Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Child earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Iowa and was a Katrin Lamon Fellow at the School of American Research in Santa Fe, N.M.

Her book “Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940” won the North American Indian Prose Award. Child’s newest book is “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community.”

She is a board member of the Minnesota Historical Society and will join the board of trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in 2013. Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota where she is a citizen.

The events are sponsored by Humanities Montana, UM’s Native American Studies Stott Speakers Fund, International Programs, the Provost’s Office, the National Native American Children’s Trauma Center, the Indians into Psychology Program, the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Missoula Writing Collaborative and Npustin Native American Women’s Nonprofit.



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Contact: Kate Shanley, professor, UM Department of Native American Studies, 406-243-5832,